Rimini Shopping and Districts
(Rimini, Emilia-Romagna, Italy)
Rimini has plenty of shopping opportunities for everyone. These range from high-street fashion stores and chic boutiques to tiny, independent shops selling handcrafted goods.
There are also the usual supermarkets and large stores in Rimini to satisfy most visitors' daily needs.
To really soak up the atmosphere and get the full flavour of Rimini, though, a visit to a market is essential. Shopping aficionados may also like to take a trip to the nearby duty-free Republic of San Marino.
When to Shop and Opening Hours
Markets start trading from around 07:00, so it's best to get there early in the morning if you're in search of a bargain or two.
Shops in Rimini open from 9:00 until lunchtime, closing at 13:00 and reopening from 15:30 or 16:00. The shopping day comes to an end at 19:00 to 20:00. Some smaller shops may close for one or two afternoons a week and on Sundays. On the other hand, larger shops and seafront shops may operate continuously during the day and at the weekend during the peak season.
Where to Shop
Rimini's Corso d'Augusto is the main place to shop, starting at Arco d'Agosto, through Piazza Tre Martiri, and on to the Ponte di Tiberio. The shopping in this part of Rimini will satisfy most shoppers' needs, with plenty of chic clothing, local pottery and giftware. This is also the place to come if you want to explore Rimini's main department stores.
There are countless shops in and around the Marina Centro area, although as you'd expect, these are mainly aimed at meeting the needs of holiday makers who have come just to soak up the sun.
On Wednesdays and Fridays, the local market takes place in the Piazza Malatesta and Piazza Cavour respectively. An antiques and vintage market is held on Rimini's Piazza Cavour, Vecchia Pescheria and Piazza Malatesta on the last Sunday of every month (except during July and August).
For visitors wanting to escape the central streets of Rimini, the huge 'Le Befane' shopping mall is a good place to visit. This is the largest shopping centre in the region with over 130 shops. These include a Leclerc hypermarket and stores selling some of the top international fashion brands.